Detroit Tigers pull big win against the Boston Red Sox 4-3

Tigers score 3 runs in the bottom of 8th inning to secure the win

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

19th August, 2016     0

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers fighting for their playoff lives scored an important come from behind 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox this afternoon at Comerica Park.  Starting pitcher Matt Boyd gave the Tigers 6 strong innings with 4 strikeouts and just 1 earned run.   The team improved its record to 64-57 to keep the Tigers with 5 1/2 games of Division leading Cleveland Indians who were entertaining the Chicago White Sox at home tonight. 

The only blemish that Matt Boyd would allow was a 4th inning Home Run to Boston's Sandy Leon.   However going into the top of the 8th inning is where all of the action would happen in front of the 34,649 fans on the warm day at Comerica Park.   The Red Sox would push across 2 more runs to take a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the 8th.   Detroit would get the first two batters on for Miguel Cabrera to do some damage.  He stroked a sharp single up the middle to score a run.  Victor Martinez then would follow with another single to drive in another run.    Boston would load the bases when Andrew Romine would draw a walk and score Justin Upton pinch running for Victor Martinez. 

That would be the end of scoring for Detroit and brought in closer Frankie Rodriguez to close out the game.  He made things interesting by allowing two runners with two outs but a sharp line drive into the glove Ian Kinsler preserved the win and the small celebration begun.  Detroit now has two night games and then a Sunday afternoon game with Boston to inch closer to Central Division leading Cleveland Indians.  


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